From 1st December 2010, idverde UK (via subsidiary company, Quadron Services), has been responsible for the maintenance of green spaces all over Teignbridge, including approximately 400,000 square metres of grass, 20 sports pitches, three bowling greens, 40,000 square metres of hedgerow, 1,500 square metres of flower displays, and 25,000 square metres of shrub beds.
The initial five-year contract was extended to November 2020 at the end of its initial five-year term in 2015, and maintenance to the district’s cemeteries and 21 closed church yards was added to the scope of works.
Our high standards of maintenance were recognised in 2014 with a British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) National Award for Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot. We also maintain the District Council’s three Green Flag accredited parks: Courtenay Park, Decoy Country Park and the Den.
In 2012, Quadron was also pleased to successfully bid to add Shaldon Approach Golf Course and the Dawlish Lawns area to the contract, which includes fine turf maintenance and floral displays.
Cllr Anne Fry, Teignbridge Executive Spokesperson for Recreational Services said:”We have a firm commitment to providing top-quality parks and open spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy, and keeping them safe, tidy and presentable is important to us all.
“To secure such a financially competitive deal which saves taxpayers money would in itself be cause for celebration; but with the added bonuses of apprenticeships, recycling schemes, an early-morning clean-up squad, a regenerated community glasshouse, and training and support for local charities and community groups; we’re thrilled with the value this new contract brings.”
Clive Ivil, Managing Director of our Community Open Spaces Division added: “Teignbridge Council has taken an innovative stance in this time of austerity by fixing their budget for the next five years and challenging contractors to provide a community-focused, output based service. We are particularly pleased to win this contract because the criteria for success were all quality driven.”
In 2011, we were awarded the contract to supply and maintain the floral displays for Newton Abbot Town Council. We look forward to working with the Town Council and local volunteers to deliver a high standard of displays in the future for entry into the Britain in Bloom competition.